Community Resources – Providers

Harvard University: Center on the Developing Child
A Guide to Covid-19 and Early Childhood Development

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEOFL)
Reemployment Assistance Contact form

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEOFL)
Youtube video on how to apply for unemployment.

News 6:
Information on a New Mobile App for reemployment assistance.

Orlando Business Helpline
The Orlando Economic Partnership has created a case management system to connect businesses with technical assistance to navigate the variety of loan offerings through the State and Small Business Administration to help them determine the best options for their business.

University Of Central Florida
Offers free one-on-one coaching to Kissimmee businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basic Needs


Financial Assistance

4c Community Coordinated Care for Children
Assistance with childcare.

CARES Act Stimulus Bill and YOU 

Catholic Charities
Central Florida – 1771 N Semoran Boulevard Orlando, FL 32807

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
Instructed mortgage services to allow borrowers whose mortgages are owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to delay payments. This forbearance program allows for a mortgage payment to be suspended for up to 12 months due to hardship caused by the coronavirus.

Florida Department of children and families
Provides food assistance and temporary cash.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (Department) 
This program helps with reemployment assistance and with disaster recovery.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (Reemployment)
Reemployment assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT.

Internet Assistance for families
Free Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Kissimmee Utility Authority (Good Neighbor Energy Fund)
Customer donations, matched by KAU, are used to help customers in emergency situations. (407) 933-7777 or (877) KAU-7700

Osceola County
Osceola County Housing office

Osceola County Covid-19 Resident Resources
Osceola County website provides resource links for housing, food, job loss/unemployment, and healthcare.

Salvation Army – Kissimmee and Greater Osceola
700 Union Street Kissimmee, FL 34741
(407) 944-9968 Main

TEACH Scholarships
T.E.A.C.H. Provides financial assistance for teachers who want to attend a college or university, or earn a credential.

Truist Cares for Small Businesses Grants
Truist Cares for Small Businesses Grants – Truist Financial Corp. is offering grants to small businesses that have experienced substantial losses in recent weeks through their community development financial institutions. Grants range from $5,000 – $25,000 and are only available to businesses with fewer than 10 full-time employees and no more than $1 million in gross revenue.

Legal Services

Community Legal Services (Osceola County)
800 North Main Street Kissimmee, Fl 34744
Phone: HELPline 1 (800) 405-1417
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Florida Community Development Legal Project
COVID-19 Resources | FCDL The Florida Community Development Legal Project will be updating and sharing relevant information for small businesses and nonprofits to help them deal with the financial, legal, operational, HR and other challenges that stem from this COVID-19 public health emergency.

Gunster Florida’s Law Firm for Business
Florida’s Law Firm for Business – has put together a page of resources and insights on potential business and legal issues that may arise as a result of COVID-19.

Just Shelter
It offers information on local organizations that can provide advice to renters in distress.